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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance,  we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. The changes are:

·         There will be no on-site teaching until at least 17 May.  Some on-site teaching, on the model of what happened in Michaelmas, will resume as soon as it becomes possible.

·         Examination updates for Prelim to Part IA, Part IA, Part IB and Part II are now available. Further guidelines have also been published.

 


 

 

Current and incoming classics students will find information about their degree programmes on this page.

The undergraduate degree is known as the Classical Tripos.  The Tripos is divided into four parts, Prelim to Part IA, Part IA, Part IB and Part II.  The links below will take you to information about each part of the Tripos:

You can find more details about the structure of the course in the the University Statutes and Ordinances.

The exam marking criteria are available here, and a range of further information, such as lecture handouts, past exam papers, travel forms, Student-Staff Joint Committee minutes can be found on the Faculty’s Moodle site (an online resource system).

The Lecture Timetable outlines all the classics lectures for the coming year, in a downloadable PDF.

The Undergraduate Handbook contains useful information about studying classics in Cambridge.

You can also find information about transferable skills, plagiarism, and important dates in the Faculty’s year (Undergraduate Calendar, Exam Dates and Term Dates).

The University International Student Team provides specialist support to students who come to study at Cambridge from outside the UK.

Finally, it may not be too early to think about what to do after your degree.

 

Latest news

New gift to further support Joyce Reynolds Awards

15 June 2021

The Faculty is enormously grateful to Karen and Peter Ventress for their generous gift to further support our efforts to encourage more diversity among students studying Classics at Cambridge. Karen and Peter have made a gift of £40k to fund a further studentship under the banner of the Joyce Reynolds Awards . The Awards...

Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology

14 June 2021

The Board of Electors to the Laurence Professorship of Classical Archaeology invite applications from those whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 October 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. Further information is available at: http://www.hr.admin.cam.ac.uk/...

It is with immense sadness that the Faculty reports that Elizabeth (Lisa) French passed away yesterday in Cambridge, 10 June 2021. She was 90.

11 June 2021

Lisa read Classics at Newnham College, Cambridge (1949-1952). In 1961 she was awarded her doctorate from University College London on The Development of Mycenaean Terracotta Figurines . She became a leading expert of Mycenaean pottery and figurines, forging a distinguished career in the archaeology of the Bronze Age Aegean...

Student led teaching awards 2021

24 May 2021

The Faculty is proud to announce that Torsten Meissner and Mark Darling have been recognised for the excellence of their teaching by the Student Union in this year's Student-Led Teaching Awards. Dr Meissner has won the second prize (Highly Commended) in the category "Lecturer". Dr Darling has won the second prize (Highly...